Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Salaspils

In a quiet forest sits Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, created in memory of thousands who died in a concentration camp at this site. Menacing dark-gray stone statues represent suffering men, women, and children. A large marble block marks a massive grave while a metronome beats from under the ground, simulating heartbeats. Look for numerous toys scattered around the yard, a reminder of the children who perished here from hunger, cold, and disease. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and many more Salaspils attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salaspils online travel route builder .
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  • Such places should be visited. be sure not to forget the terrible story and not let others rewrite it! The first thing that appears before the eyes of the one who came - an asymmetrical concrete wall, with a narrow neckline of the entrance. So the architects conceived specifically to fence off this terrible place and create something, like, a gateway between life and death. By the way, in the wall is a museum, which is also necessary to visit. Well, there is an inscription on the wall that says a lot: "Aiz ziem v'rtiem vaid zeme" which means "Behind these gates groans ze...
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  • It is a group of monuments of the Soviet feeling that a huge mass of concrete stands sparsely in a vast space. Originally published as Nazi Germany's Jewish camps (rather than genocide) It seems to have been.) I stopped by for a tour of Vilnius → Riga.
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  • This place is emotionally heavy if you read about its history. The memorial itself is an amazing work of art. The statues on the field each have a meaning behind them and one of them holds a secret. Thr continues heartbeat gives this place an unique atmosphere.
  • Great architecture, great setting, great story! A good example of Soviet brutalism
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